Marcus Rashford has stepped up his struggle in opposition to the federal government by sharing a photograph of an ‘unacceptable’ free meals parcel.
The Manchester United star was awarded an MBE in 2020 for his marketing campaign to get free faculty meals for hungry youngsters throughout holidays and whereas faculties are closed resulting from COVID-19.
His work impressed the nation and compelled a authorities U-turn, nonetheless the struggle goes on as households seem to have been despatched inadequate meals throughout the second nationwide lockdown.
With faculties closed as soon as once more, households are entitled to £30 value of meals vouchers each ten days, though some have been despatched meals bundles as an alternative.
One mom priced up what she claimed to obtain from the federal government and the contents amounted to £5.22 as an alternative of £30.
Responding to the publish, Rashford stated: “The place is that this being rolled out?
“If households are entitled to £30 value of meals, why is there supply solely equating to simply over £5?! 1 baby or 3, this what they’re receiving? Unacceptable.
“Kids deserve higher than this.”
Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer tweeted: “The pictures showing on-line of woefully insufficient free faculty meal parcels are a shame.
“The place is the cash going? This wants sorting instantly so households don’t go hungry via lockdown.”
In the meantime, in a press release on Twitter the Division of Schooling stated: “We’re trying into this.
“We’ve clear pointers and requirements for meals parcels, which we count on to be adopted. Parcels must be nutritious and include a different vary of meals.”